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School of Informatics Letter

A letter from Jeff Carballada appeared in the Buffalo News regarding UB killing the School of Informatics. As a member of the Founders Committee, he concludes “Informatics at UB needs to survive, and UB needs to rethink its decision.” I doubt they will. While the business reaction to the decision is giving the administration a […]
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Check this out: Informatics Dissolution

Jim Milles, Law Librarian extraordinaire, webcasts a periodic podcast called Check This Out!. The most recent episode (mp3) provides the voices of 19 of the graduate students in the program. Those voices are bit difficult to make out in places, but if you are interested in what is happening with the School, this makes for […]
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The social job market

Interesting piece in Tomorrow’s Professor about a hypothetical interview with a top engineering student: Interviewer: “… First, what do you think your strengths are outside of math and computers?” Student: “Well, I’ve always been good in physics.” I: “How about social sciences and humanities?” S: “I did all right in those courses-mostly A’s-but I can’t […]
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School of Informatics post-mortem

Update (6/16): The official word has come down. Communication will be going to Arts and Sciences, Library Studies will be housed in the Graduate School of Education. The informatics programs will continue, it seems, though where they will call home is still in the process of being discussed. I’ve been at a couple of workshops […]
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